The RRF finances pre-approved experts deployed into Pacific Island Countries to provide technical assistance as and when required by PICs. The RRF is initially capitalised with USD$1.1million from the CIF, administered by the ADB. While the ADB funding is only available to finance technical assistance to *14 ADB Developing Member Countries (DMCs), coverage of the RRF will expand as new donors and partners come onboard. The RRF is open to all donors and development partners who may wish to join as a partner. The RRF does not replace the everyday technical assistance roles of CROP agencies.
The RRF will only fund :
- travel and per diem costs of experts from partner organizations and PICs (Expert Types 1-3); and
- services from approved and relevant independent experts (Expert Type 4) where necessary (consultancy fees, travel costs and per diems).
Expected outcome of RTSM and RRF is PICs/DMCs:
(i) strengthened government capacity to mainstream climate resilience; and
(ii) strengthened national coordination mechanism to mainstream climate resilience .
These expected outcomes form the basis of the criteria for assessing proposals for assistance from the RRF. These criteria are further explained in Section 7.1 of the manual.